Amadeus - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Amadeus Reviews

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March 12, 2015
One of the best American films of the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
March 3, 2015
What Amadeus presents us with is an unexpected and strangely moving spectacle: a Roadrunner cartoon in which Wily Coyote... ends at last by stopping his fleet-footed foe dead in his tracks.
March 3, 2015
Sheer craftsmanship is the film's key strength.
March 3, 2015
The look of the film is absolutely gorgeous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 4, 2014
The performance of Abraham, who won the Best Actor Oscar for it, is monumental, and so is Forman's direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 4, 2014
Amadeus is simply one of the finest biographical dramas ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 4, 2014
Forman's tormented, iconoclastic subjects are often pitted against iconic or impersonal antagonists, but Amadeus' conflict remains rivetingly intimate, in spite of its sumptuous, larger-than-life settings.
February 4, 2014
A rowdy, funny, suspenseful, and sometimes very moving visit with two fascinating personalities: one an uncouth prodigy, the other an earnest second-rater who never quite understands why somebody else should get all the glory.
February 4, 2014
With Mozart's magical music swirling around them, Hulce and Abraham share a dual triumph in a film that stands as a provocative and prodigious achievement.
February 20, 2013
The subject of artistic creation is typically handled badly in the movies.... [Amadeus] treats the subject of creativity in a fresh way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 19, 2013
Milos Forman's opulent drama is sheer quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 19, 2013
A grand movie entertainment.
March 25, 2011
... brought a new popular interest in the music of Mozart and turned the classical composer into a pop-culture figure...
December 14, 2010
Great movie, but not quite true to history.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 22, 2009
A witty and highly imaginative historical fiction, well adapted by screenwriter Peter Shaffer from his own hit play. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 10, 2009
...if the director, the producer, and the writer approved of the added scenes, I'm not going to complain. One way or the other, Amadeus remains a great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
February 19, 2008
Milos Forman's well-crafted adaptation of Peter Shaffer's superior play turns out to be a very entertaining film, although it lacks the inventiveness of the original production.
February 19, 2008
On a production level and as an evocation of a time and place, Amadeus is loaded with pleasures.
September 12, 2007
When Amadeus deals with the music -- and with the theme of greater and lesser talents in conflict -- it frequently justifies its reputation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2007
[A] grandiose masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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